Aug 29, 2016

Passengers charged over cocaine haul aboard cruise ship in Sydney

Three Canadian cruise ship passengers were charged with drug smuggling Monday after Sydney police allegedly found 95 kilograms of cocaine in their cabin luggage. The haul valued at 31 million Australian dollars ($23 million) was the largest seizure in Australia of narcotics carried by ...

Aug 26, 2016

NFL players meet with investigators in doping probe

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to performance-enhancing drugs, the players’ union said Thursday. Matthews and Peppers met with league representatives on Wednesday, ...

Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from U.N., blasts U.S.

Aug 21, 2016

Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from U.N., blasts U.S.

The Philippines’ brash-talking president threatened Sunday to withdraw his country from the United Nations and lashed out at U.S. police killings of black men in his latest outburst against critics of his anti-drug campaign, which has left hundreds of suspects dead. President Rodrigo Duterte ...

Aug 18, 2016

New painkiller could replace morphine: study

Scientists on Wednesday unveiled a synthetic drug that appears to neutralize pain as effectively as morphine but without the side effects that make opioids so dangerous and addictive. The big-data methods used by the researchers also open up a promising avenue in drug innovation, ...

Aug 14, 2016

First-ever marijuana growers' fair held in Oregon

People flocked to Oregon’s first-ever marijuana growers’ fair on Saturday where a competition for best pot plants was being held, with the winners to be displayed at the Oregon State Fair. The inaugural two-day Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair underscores how the once-illicit marijuana industry ...